August 13, 2008

Sharing your maps with GeoCommons Maker

Geocommons is coming out with a new component for their GeoCommons Suite called Maker (you may have heard a release date of Aug 18 but it looks like it will be a little later than that.. stay tuned). Essentially, the app boasts that anyone can easily become an expert map maker... and share their maps. The services developed by FortiusOne ( have already been widely used to allow people to create and share their maps and GIS data. The following are just a few things you can see... From Olympics data and Beijing smog reports to Starbucks closing locations, IED attacks in Iraq or locations of terrorist attacks, everyone can understand a map and clearly visualize the information.

As a bit of a teaser, Sean Gorman over at FortiusOne has shared with me a sneak peek at what users will be able to create, share, and experience using Maker. The map below shows Chines Power Plant Carbon Emissions in 2007 - a very impressive map mashup!

China Power Plant Carbon Emissions 2007

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Maker doesn't just appear to be another single focus, one topic map mashup. It appears to me to take the 20% of GIS tools that are used 80% of the time and packages it into an easy to use web app. I can't wait for a public release!